Planting wheat

Planting Winter Wheat in Severe Drought: What are the Options?

September 7, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators outline options for seeding wheat with regard to soil moisture and precipitation, crop residue, soil type and other considerations.

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Drought monitor
As of April 21, 96% of Nebraska was in moderate to extreme drought (D1-D3), resulting in dry soils for many this planting season.

Considerations for Planting into Dry Conditions

April 22, 2022
As planting is critical for everything else that happens during the growing season, the dry conditions have led to a variety of questions this planting season regarding soil conditions, planting depth, irrigation and herbicides.

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Alfalfa field

Pasture and Forage Minute: Alfalfa Seed Selection, Planting

March 3, 2022
Nebraska Extension educators review tips for selecting alfalfa seed traits and spring planting strategies.

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Young corn plant

USDA to Survey Farmer Planting Intentions for 2022

February 16, 2022
NASS will ask producers to provide information online or by mail about the types of crops they intend to plant in 2022, how many acres they intend to plant and the amounts of grain and oilseed stored on their farms.

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Corn plant

Corn 95% Emerged, Soybeans Emerged 84%

June 8, 2021
For the week ending June 6, 2021, corn emerged was 95%, soybean emerged was 84% and winter wheat headed was 79%. More on sorghum, oats and dry edible beans in USDA NASS's latest report.

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Corn plant

Corn Emerged at 84%, Soybean Planting Nears Completion

June 2, 2021

For the week ending May 30, 2021, there were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 2% very short, 10% short, 82% adequate and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3% very short, 17% short, 78% adequate and 2% surplus.

Field Crops Report:

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Corn plant

Corn at 95% Planted, Soybeans 85% Completed

May 25, 2021
For the week ending May 23, 2021, corn planted was 95%, soybeans planted was 85%, and sorghum planted was 28%.

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Corn plant

Corn Planting Nears Completion, Soybeans at 71%

May 19, 2021
For the week ending May 16, 2021, corn planted was 86%, near 89% last year, but ahead of 77% for the five-year average, and soybeans planted was 71%, near 75% last year, but well ahead of 46% average.

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